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Emil A. Deutscher

Emil A. Deutscher, 81, Ellis, died Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, at Trego County-Lemke Memorial Hospital, WaKeeney.

He was born March 1, 1932, in rural Trego County to Emil Deutscher Sr. and Jennie Wendling. He was a 1950 graduate of Ellis High School.

He married Marilyn Schumacher on Oct. 24, 1954, in Ellis. He was a farmer and stockman as well as a rural mail carrier for 30 years. He received a Kansas Bankers Association award in 1964.

He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church of Ellis, where he served several terms on the church council and served as Sunday school superintendent. He was past president of the EHS Alumni Association and a member of the Ellis Rotary Club, receiving the Paul Harris award.

Survivors include his wife, Ellis; a son, Bradley Emil Deutscher and wife, Jill, Tulsa; three daughters, Nanette Foore and husband, Ron, Owasso, Okla., Brenda Smith and husband, Phil, Plano, Texas, and Tammy Hollern and husband, Mart, Ellis; a brother, Dr. Gene Deutscher, North Platte, Neb.; three sisters, Alberta Breit and Hermine Burg, both of Long Beach, Calif., and Carol Keller, Wichita; 10 grandchildren, Kayla, Shelby and Jenny Hollern, Marissa Foore, Tyler, Trenton, Justin and Anna Smith and Thomas Emil and Michael Stephen Deutscher; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Verlin Deutscher.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Christ Lutheran Church, Ellis; burial in Mount Hope Cemetery, Ellis.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday with a prayer service at 7 p.m., all at Keithley Funeral Chapel, 400 E. 17th, Ellis, KS 67637 and from 9:30 a.m. until time of service Monday at the church.

Memorials are suggested to Christ Lutheran Church or Ellis Rotary Club in care of the funeral home.

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